Believe it or not... The Greatest American Hero is going to return to television. Deadline.com reported the exclusive story that the Eighties TV series will get a reboot with The Lego Movie creators at the helm. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will the be executive producers behind the hour long comedic superhero series.
The plot of the pilot for the doesn’t sound all that different: “the new Greatest American Hero will chronicle inner-city teacher Isaac’s adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether he should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself".
The original series featured William Kat in the title role and Robert Kulp played his government agent. The original series which aired from 1981 to 1983 had three seasons and spawned a dreadful spin off in 1986 called The Greatest American Heroine.